- Aug 27, 2011
Jermaine wasn't involved at first and came in halfway through the sessions. That's why there's no songs written by him or solo leads on the album and he wasn't on the earlier publicity photos that were taken. Torture was originally a duet with Jackie & Mike. But when Jermaine rejoined the group, he replaced Jackie's lead vocal. On the 12" version of Torture, Jackie's ad libs are still there, which were removed on the album version. Mike sang on a song from Jermaine's 1984 self titled album (USA version) called Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' and Tito & Randy do background vocals on Escape From The Planet Of The Ant Men.Jermaine is missing on that photo. This makes me thinking if the initial victory album concept was thrown away once it was clear that Jermaine would join the brothers?